Freebsd without swap?
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Mon May 19 23:30:38 UTC 2008
On Mon, 19 May 2008 16:31:57 -0500
Drew Sanford <lauasanf at wilderness.homeip.net> wrote:
> I lost a hard drive in one of my machines here. Fortunately, the only
> thing on it was /tmp and a random storage partition I used as a
> dropoff point for backups before they get ftp'd to another machine.
> And...my swap partition. So how dangerously am I living to run this
> machine without any swap until I get my hands on a replacement drive?
> Frankly, it doesn't eat into the swap much at all on regular basis.
I've not tried it myself, but the question came-up before and no-one
seemed to regard it as a problem, provided you don't actually need
If you're concerned you can create a swap file with dd, and add
swapfile="path-to-file" in rc.conf
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